for crying out loud

It was another two-hanky day on the campaign trail yesterday, as Hillary Rodham Clinton teared up at an event targeting female voters on the eve of the Super Tuesday elections.
After she got a warm introduction from an old friend, Clinton’s eyes welled up and glistened under TV camera lights. She paused and gathered her composure.

She didn’t choke up – as she did at a similar event on the eve of the New Hampshire primary, a moment that Clinton now says may have helped her snag a critical victory last month by making her appear human and vulnerable.

But there were enough similarities between the two teary instances that skeptics wondered whether the whole thing was contrived.

“Whenever [Barack] Obama picks up steam, she seems to open up the waterworks,” said one Democratic operative.

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